Member – International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
M.F.A. - (Visual Studies) Clemson University, College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities, Clemson, SC, 1982
B.S. (Art) - Radford University, Holden School of Art, Radford, VA, 1979
President/Owner November 2012 - present
Tom Jones Fine Arts, LLC, Midland, Texas
Executive Director September 2010 – October 2012
The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
Executive Director September 1995 – May 2010
Museum of the Southwest , Midland, Texas
Executive Director August 1987 – August 1995
Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Danville, VA
Curator of Collections & Exhibitions June 1983 – August 1987
Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
Curated and organized three national traveling exhibitions from the collection of the Museum of the Southwest including “Reflections of a Journey: Engravings after Karl Bodmer, Spectacular Achievements: Audubon’s Animals of North America, and West by Southwest: Master Works from the Collection.
Contracted for, and supervised the matting & framing of over 400 works of art from various museum collections in accordance with professional archival standards with funding from the NEA, IMLS, and private sources.
Contracted for and supervised the conservation treatment of numerous paintings and works on paper from various museum collections over a thirty year period.
Increased the collections of the Museum of the Southwest over a 15 year period by securing important collections and singular gifts including the Hogan Collection of Taos Masters, Audubon’s North American Animal’s, the Barrett Collection of Contemporary Texas art, the Cheek Collection of Joseph Imhoff Drawings, the Randall Collection of American Indian art, the Agnes Martin collection of serigraph prints, and Burton Pritzker: Forgotten Planes photography collection, to mention a few.
Curated Here and Now Gallery: Contemporary Artist Series (1997-2010) – Museum of the Southwest
Annual series featured 5-6 “solo” shows by invitation.
Co-organized the West Texas Triangle – Annual collaboration with five accredited art museums in West Texas including the Grace Museum, Abilene, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, and the Ellen Noel Museum of Art, Odessa. Featured artists included: Jesus Moroles (2007), Joe Barrington (2008), James Surls (2009), Sherry Owen (2010), George Tobolowsky (2012), Katherine Lee (2011), and Danville Chadborne (2013).
Creation of a five acre sculpture park – Museum of the Southwest. The park currently features 14 important southwestern sculptures including works be Jesus Moroles, Allan Houser, Glenna Goodacre, Doug Hyde, Veryl Goodnight, Dan Ostermiller, and Peter Woytuk. Purchased many of the works.
Curated Southern Exposures: Contemporary Artist Series (1984-1995) – Danville Museum
Annual series featured 5-6 “solo” shows by invitation.
Face Time: Portraits from the Collection, exhibition catalogue, 7 pages, acknowledgements and essay by Thomas W. Jones. The Old Jail Art Center, September 2011.
Nature of the Beast: Works by John Banovich, exhibition catalogue, 40 color pages with introductions by Thomas W. Jones and Giovanni Greco. Museum of the Southwest, May 2010.
Burton Pritzker; Forgotten Planes, exhibit catalogue (hardbound), 118 pages, forward by Thomas W. Jones with essays by Mark L. Smith and James Housefield. Museum of the Southwest, January 2010.
Bob “Daddy O” Wade: Texas Tales, exhibition catalogue, unpaged, forward by Thomas W. Jones. Museum of the Southwest, June 2008.
Woody Gwyn: Revisited, exhibition catalogue, 48 pages, forward by Thomas W. Jones, essay by William Peterson. Museum of the Southwest, 2005.
Spectacular Achievements: John James Audubon’s North American Animals, interpretive brochure for national traveling exhibit, essay
by Thomas W. Jones. Museum of the Southwest.
Reflections of a Journey: Engravings after Bodmer, interpretive brochure for national traveling exhibit, essay by Thomas W. Jones. Museum of the Southwest, May 1997.
Louis St Lewis: Stranger in Paradox, exhibition catalogue, 24 pages, Forward by Robert Indiana with essays by Thomas W. Jones, Tom Patterson, and Robert Bryson Pruitt. Danville Museum, June 1994.
Jeremiah Miller: Momentary Solitude, exhibition catalogue, 16 pages, essay by Thomas W. Jones. Danville Museum, May 1993.
Georgia Blizzard: Southern Visionary Artist, interpretive brochure, unpaged, essay by Thomas W. Jones. Danville Museum, September 1992.
Roy Nydorf: New Paintings, interpretive brochure, unpaged, essay by Thomas W. Jones Danville Museum. September 1992
The Art of College: Twelve Artists from Virginia and the Carolinas, exhibition catalogue, 32 pages, essay by Thomas W. Jones. Danville Museum, December 1991.
Washington on the Edge: New Painters, exhibition catalogue, 32 pages, essay by Thomas W. Jones, Danville Museum. December 1990.
Sculpture Now: Ten Virginians, exhibition catalogue, 26 pages, essay by Thomas W. Jones. Danville Museum, May 1989
Oded Halamy (spring 1988), Ralph Goings ( summer 1999), Jack Lembeck (spring 1989), Seena Donneson (summer 1989), Thomas Hart Benton (winter 1990), Gordon Grant (summer 1991), Carson Davenport (fall 1991), Harriet Fitzgerald (winter 1992), Grant Wood (spring 1991), J.J. Joseph Weerts (summer 1992), William Garl Brown (fall 1992), William C.A. Frericks (winter 1992), Judith Godwin (fall 1993), Ron Kleeman (winter 1993), Jackson Lee Nesbitt (spring 1994), Joseph Henry Sharp (fall 1986), Edward Henry Potthast (winter 1986), William Averback-Levy (winter 1896), Henry Schnakenburg (spring 1987), Moses Soyer (spring 1987), Hans Hofmann (summer 1987), James Hamilton (fall 1987), John Clem Clarke (winter 1987).